The Seattle Sounders have let the world know that there will be a "Special Player Announcement" tomorrow at noon Pacific time. Obviously, this set tongues buzzing, with a debate raging over whether the announcement would be Kasey Keller's re-signing or the news that Fredy Montero had re-committed. King 5 News now tells us that they're positive:
Fredy Montero has re-signed with the #Sounders. He will likely be a designated player.
Will this be the last word in the saga? From where does King 5 get their news? I'm sure it's from a much higher source than I, but I'd love to see more on the Montero deal. Of course, should this truly be the announcement Sounders fans are waiting for, all details will be made clear once noon tomorrow rolls around.
Because no team picked up Blaise Nkufo in the MLS expansion draft, Seattle still have both of their designated player slots full. The Sounders will have to pay a fee to the league in order to sign Montero as a DP-but in order to give him the salary which he deserves, paying such a fee is essential. Otherwise, Seattle risks losing the Columbian forward, most probably to Europe.